Contay is a lyrical genius and a musical entrepreneur! Born Dramaine Contay Smith in Greenville, MS and raised in Riverdale, Ga Contay started writing poetry at an early age in elementary and perfected his craft throughout high school. Now 24 years of age he seeks to revolutionize hip-hop and the way it is being viewed. Contay is an all around performer. A great dancer with immaculate stage presence he will blow your mind away performing his hits! Listen to the positive vibe and the natural feel his songs inspire. That feeling that will grab you and keep you through the whole song! Although Contay considers himself a lyrical genius on the mic he also seeks to build a relationship with the community. To truly more than a monetary value. He seeks to be the example of a true role model in hip hop for kids of all ages. Stay tuned ladies and gentleman because the best has yet to arrive!
Hip-hop is a form of popular music that’s comprised mainly of emceeing and deejaying. The other two components that complete the four elements of hip-hop are graffiti and breakdancing. As hip-hop evolves into big business, the four elements (emceeing, deejaying, graffiti, and breakdancing) are constantly being merged with others like clothing trends, slang, and general mindset.
Rap Vs. Hip-Hop:
Rap is a form of music that stemmed from hip-hop culture. Hip hop is a lifestyle with its own lingo, dress code, etc. In the words of KRS-One, “hip-hop is something you live, rap is something you do.”
Hip-Hop Started in the Bronx:
A product of cross-cultural integration, rap is deeply rooted within ancient African culture and oral tradition. Hip-hop is believed to have originated in the Bronx by a Jamaican DJ named Kool Herc. Herc’s style of deejaying involved reciting rhymes over instrumentals. At house parties, Herc would rap with the microphone, using a myriad of in-house references. Duplicates of Herc’s house parties soon drifted through Brooklyn, Manhattan. Herc and other block party DJs helped spread the message of hip-hop around town and spawned tons of followers.
Some of the earliest rap songs ever recorded include “King Tim III (Personality Jock)” by Fatback Band and “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang. The latter reached the #36 spot on the Billboard charts (a huge feat by 1970’s standards), thus demonstrating hip-hop’s ability to draw commercial appeal.
Hip-Hop As a Melting Pot:
Hip-hop as a musical melting pot is still evolving. It has become more eclectic, borrowing from soul, jazz and live instrumentations with the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and most recently Kanye West championing the ‘soulful rap’ movement.
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Reddfayce (red face) hailing out of Plano, Texas by way of Louisiana; born in the boot and raised in the great state of Texas. He is the M.C. that is versatile in lyrics and delivery that compliment his real life, real story-telling compositions. Reddfayce, at a young age, has been all around the United States from the East coast to the south and now in the southwest where he teamed up with his management Tru Visionz. Together they are making major moves with an independent grind.
Born Ruler is one of today’s reminders in Hip-Hop, letting us know that the conscious MC didn’t go anywhere. Born
Alfred T. Farrar, 3RD, in 1977 in Bronx, New York, his single parent environment was the perfect condition to form the MC that he is today.
Coming of age in a time when Hip-Hop was showing and proving its power to dominate the world. Born has kept his fingers dusty digging in crates at a very early age. As a child and young teen he experienced various musical talents while traveling up and down the East coast.
Located in Richmond, Va he dominates local MC’s in rhyme battles, Born has a gift for preserving the feeling that was once felt in the atmosphere of Hip-Hop. He is what you would call MC/ Producer, choosing to have MC placed first. Born Ruler has written, produced, recorded and mixed all of his own music and beats. Born has produced albums for groups such as The A-Alikeminds, Project Feed the
Baby, and also a project called Dark Matter.
So when you hear any music done by Born Ruler, you leave knowing that the Bronx was here. His beats are very universal and have a Boom Bap Hip-Hop foundation. He says, “He is here to bring the passion back to conscious rhyme”. Many people who have heard Born’s work mostly reply with, “Hey, where can I find more Hip-Hop music that sounds like this”.
You can find Born every Friday from 9pm-11pm at the Richmond University Radio WDCE, on The Bumrush Show. He is known as the resident MC.
Like bees to honey, the sweet, smooth and addictive sound of Trina B aka Trina(Diamond Sidora)Sharron spurs passion for
music lovers. The bold, blond/auburn and ambitious Madame is polished with a unique sass, class and identifiable R&B spirit of her very own. Relying on her alluring sound, vocal competence, relatable lyrics, stellar production and amazing stage presence, Trina is ready to once again show the world what she’s made of.
The Las Vegas/New York native has been singing since she could talk and was first ushered into the national spotlight as a member of the trio Lyric (formerly signed to J Records). The group released a few singles, did some touring and even had one of their songs featured onNBA Live games. However, the light dimmed quicker than expected when Lyric was released by the label. Trina B aka Diamond Sidora determined to continue to shine with or without the help of a major label went back to the drawing board, reinventing herself and sharpening her skills. She ditched the “we” for an “I” and began making major moves as a solo artist to ensure that her moniker is on the lips of music lovers henceforth and forever more.
Well on her way and worked with Grammy Nominated Producer, Carlos “Da Mystro” McKinney, responsible for several R&B hits includingJ. Holiday‘s ,“Bed,” Usher’s “Trading Places” and The Dream‘s “Shawty is a 10.” Not to mention is working with the lyrical Award winning Donell Jones, responsible for several R&B hits including 702‘s, “Get it together”, Usher‘s “Think Of You” wrote vocal arrangements forMadonna‘s “Bedtime Stories Album”, Drea‘s “Not Gonna Letcha”, Guru‘s Streetsoul album (“Hustlin’ Daze,” which he also contributed vocals to). Silk, Brownstone, and other major artist. This team articulate chemistry with a long famous musical history linked to Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and Count Basie to support their path.
Fast approaching with her first single “Goodbye” Which Features Donell himself on the song, co-written by Donell Jones, is sure to become the hottest female club anthem with an infectious pulsating rhythm is set to drive audiences from club bar stools to the dance floor. “I make music that is fun and relatable. I love songs that tell stories and speak about situations that most people have been through or know someone who has. My album will be full of songs that people can not only feel through instrumentation and lyrics but in their spirits,” says the 25-year-old.
“I just love everything about music. How it can evoke different emotions or take you back to a certain time and place in your life. For me to be able to have that affect on people is a great thing. I love the rush I get from being on that stage. It’s truly one of the greatest feelings in the world,”
Always remember you waste more energy being negative, surrounding oneself with negative people. Than being POSITIVE and surrounding oneself with POSITIVE people!
The Eerie Canal is Hip-Hop at its purest. Born and raised in Rochester, NY
Brandon M. Correa aka Eerie Canal has drawn many comparisons to
Currently working on a globally distributed mixtape with Island
Eerie Canal is preparing to approach the doors that have been closed
“…I’ve reached the lake of self reflection.
And see Myself asking Me to lead I to the smokers section.
A finals winner in a citywide talent competition, Eerie Canal cannot
“I send a shout out to you my dude one of the HOTTEST, positive
Entertainers know entertainers…and Eerie Canal is no joke. The
MY NAME IS KENNETH CLYDE BARTELS A.K.A. BURDEN.BORN oN april 4th 1989 in AKRON OHIO.
I moved to florida when i was five, AND was RAISED IN THE (813) HOME TOWN OF TAMPA FLORIDA. GROWING UP IN POVERTY WAS NO EASY TASK. SO I KNEW ANYTHING I WERE TO DO IN LIFE WOULD HAVE TO BE BETTER THEN THE ONE I WAS LEADING.BETWEEN always GETTING IN TROUBLE AND GRINDING THE STREETS I KNEW IT WOULDN’T BE LONG TILL I WAS EITHER DEAD OR IN PRISON. AT THE AGE OF eleven I WAS INTRODUCED TO MY TRUE PASSION, MAKING MUSIC. I KNEW IT WOULD BE A HARD CHALLENGE TO DO BEING I WAS a (WHITErapper). SO WIT MY THRIVE FOR MAKEN IT AND THE HUSTLE IN ME, I DID WHAT I HAD TO, NO MATTER AT WHAT CONSEQUENCE ”I MADE MUSIC”. NOW HERE I AM a few YEARS LATER.GOT myself A RECORD DEAL SIGNED TO UPNCOMINGRECORDS,
GOT AN ALBUM HOSTED BY (MR.SOUTHERNSMOKE) DJSMALLZ and has opened and headlined big shows for well known artists such as nappyroots, fieldmob, khia, bloodraw, and more. plus spent countless hours in the studio to PROVIDe GOOD MUSIC FOR PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO all over the world.this here is just a short bio of my life .my music tells the whole story.
Keyz Da Produkt, 18 years old from the city of Philadelphia. Keyz has been rapping since he was 10 years old.
His first show was at Twister’s Lounge where he dominated 16 rappers with his song off his debut mixtape Full Effect, swagger on a hundred, winning 1,000 dollars. He performed at Lady M Productions fashion show February 5th. His newest mix tape No Blood No Mercy is a classic. Inspired by Strapp, Keyz is constantly working to take his career to the next level. You can listen to Keyz’s new stuff on reverbnation.com. Keyz also works with a group from Chester P.A named Animal Aphiliation. Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or facebook.com/keyzdaprodukt
Black Pearl Entertainment And Coast 2 Coast Promotions present “Raw Like Sushi”, a mixtape that showcases the fresh, fly, and flashy sounds of St. Louis-based artist Yung Ro. With collaborations featuring such artists as Gena, Ooops, Hittman Holla, DeAndre Perrimann, Nikko Smith, and Murphy Lee, “Raw Like Sushi’ is loaded with banging hot tracks from some of the Midwest’s hottest producers such as Beastaz, Basement Beats, Stand-Up Ent., and Trouble Beats. After listening to this latest project from the Billboard-charting indie artist, it is no wonder why Yung Ro has gained the attention and respect of many in the industry. “Raw Like Sushi” is just a taste of what is yet to come. With the hit single ‘Candy Gurl’ being featured on Global Attack Mixtapes Volume 1, Yung Ro is an artist that will surely become a household name not only in the US, but also on the international music scene in the months and years to come.
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